Bats in Illinois


There are 13 bat species commonly found in Illinois, but the big brown bat, little

brown bat, eastern red bat, and silver-haired bat are the most commonly encountered

species by people.

All Illinois bats are protected under the Wildlife Code (520 ILCS 5/1.1). Bats may not be shot, trapped, transported, or held in confinement except when a bat is found in an area where they may have contact with humans or domestic pets.



For information of Bats and Bat Exclusion